RIPON - Rod Wright isn't one to point blame at the officials.
For a brief moment even the East Union boys basketball team may have had some doubt, but trailing by 18 in the third quarter East Union responded, putting together a 65-62 come-from-behind victory Friday in Valley Oak League play.
LATHROP – In a perfect world, the Lathrop High boys basketball team tactics to stop Sierra High post presence Will Ward would have forced his teammates to toss up perimeter jumpers they couldn't knock down. On Friday that wasn't the case, as the Timberwolves' back court connected on 13 3-pointers on their way to a 67-40 Valley Oak League win.
Weston Ranch scored 31 points in the second quarter on its way to an 81-57 walloping of first-year varsity Kimball High in Tracy Friday.
Ripon Christian High's boys basketball team played for the outright championship of the Southern League Friday in Ripon, and the game offered little drama.
Briona Fontenot played a big role in jump starting the East Union offense in the second half of Thursday's much-needed 52-49 Valley Oak League girls basketball payback win over visiting Sonora Thursday.
Daylynn Penner has been dedicated to the Sierra High softball program since she stepped foot on campus nearly four years ago. Penner's dedication paid off as she was awarded a partial scholarship to attend college at the Oregon Coast Culinary Institute and play softball at Southwestern Oregon Community College.
Earning points for the sake of the team is a thing of the past for the wrestlers in the Valley Oak Trans Valley Leagues. For the next match, each man is wrestling for himself, wrestling in hopes of extend their season for another week.
The Lathrop High boys opened the game clicking on all cylinders, jumping out to a double-digit lead after the first quarter, but it wouldn't last, as Sierra High found its groove in the second on its way to a 44-35 Valley Oak League win Thursday.
The result shows a rather ho-hum victory for Modesto Christian's powerhouse girls basketball team, which captured a piece of its fifth straight Trans Valley League championship by downing Ripon High 76-47 at home Thursday.
East Union High boys varsity basketball coach Brett Lewis applauded the effort of his reserves Wednesday against visiting Kimball High of Tracy.
The score may have indicated that the Oakdale Mustangs were a handful of shots away from giving the Sierra Timberwolves a Valley Oak League loss they could not afford, but that was far from the case in Sierra's 60-49 win Wednesday over the Mustangs.
SONORA – The Weston Ranch High boys varsity basketball team claimed at least a share of the Valley Oak League title Wednesday thanks to a 65-56 victory at Sonora.
The Lathrop Spartans boys basketball team had reason to believe they were possibly going to snatch their first Valley Oak League win, but the Manteca Buffaloes chose to keep head coach J.J. Ramirez and the Spartans waiting in a 48-44 win at Lathrop Wednesday.
RIPON - Before and after powerhouse Modesto Christian was in the picture, Mariposa High had long been king of boys basketball in the Southern League.
LATHROP - Fred Lavender left little doubt how this one would turn out.
TRACY - Sierra's opponents in the coming days is the least of its concerns.
STOCKTON - Joseph Mayorca showed the ability to score in bunches during his decorated three-year career for Weston Ranch's boys soccer team, but among his ...
The good news keeps coming for two standout linemen from Sierra High's state champion football team.
LATHROP - Lathrop's girls basketball team couldn't afford another loss.
ESCALON - Ripon Christian clinched a berth to the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs on Tuesday, but it did not come easy.
Like in every other Valley Oak League girls basketball game this season, East Union won Tuesday night.
RIPON - The first-place Ripon Christian Knights came out sizzling hot against visiting Escalon on Tuesday.
While the Weston Ranch boys and East Union girls basketball teams are inching closer to outright Valley Oak League championships, things are far from settled ...
STOCKTON – Ripon used a pin by Tristan Smith to defeat Natomas 36-33 on Saturday in opening round action of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division V Team ...
MODESTO – Lathrop's Aysia Cortez lived up to her No. 1 seed.
A fifth straight Valley Oak League championship is well out of reach for Sierra, but it may still have a chance to defend its Sac-Joaquin ...
ESCALON - Ripon hit eight free throws down the stretch Friday night to finish off Escalon with a 10-2 run on the way to a 64-54 ...
It wasn't quite the wire-to-wire bludgeoning that it was the first time around, but at this point in the season Manteca High's girls ...
Weston Ranch High came in extremely focused against East Union in Friday's Valley Oak League match.